May 18, 1921- January 10, 2014
Mary Rose West Schultz was born on May 18, 1921 in Humboldt, Iowa and died on January 10, 2014 in Carroll, Iowa. The daughter of Ellen and John Schultz, Mary was one of 13 children. She graduated from Humboldt High School in in 1938 and began working in a local law office. On June 13, 1929 she married Joseph Clair West in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Mr. West died on February 2, 1997.
She is survived by her four children: Rosemary West Townsend of Waco, Texas; Peter Joseph West of Bristol, Wisconsin; Julie Ann West of Urbandale, Iowa; and Rebecca West Whitver of Ralston, Iowa and 12 grandchildren: Tami Townsend Keeling of Victoria, Texas; William Barton Townsend, III of Round Rock, Texas; Eric Alan Templeton of Chicago, Illinois; Kirsten Templeton McGuire of Kansas City, Missouri; Megan Templeton Claypool of Des Monies, Iowa; Megan Reed Johnson of Costa Mesa, California; James Dellingham Reed of San Francisco, California; David Dellingham Reed of Chicago, Illinois; Christopher Joseph West of San Diego, California; Valerie Whitver Heithoff of Willey, Iowa; Kristina Whitver Soyer of Glidden, Iowa; and John Ralph Whitver of Glidden, Iowa as well as 24 great grandchildren.
An outstanding and loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, Mary West was involved in the operation of motels, hotels, and resorts, insurance agencies, and farm properties in partnership with her husband.
The family has planned a private family memorial service to be held the spring. Memorials have been designated for the Trumpeter Swan Reserve at Swan Lake.Information provided by: Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
705 N. Carroll St.
Carroll, Iowa 51401